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Requisition # 2855

Position Basics

Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Thursday, August 31st, 2017
College:Carver College of Medicine
Department:Anatomy & Cell Biology


Salary:$47,484.00 to Commensurate

Position Details

Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Percent Time:100%
Position Description:

A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the Tootle Lab at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. The position entails ~80% research and ~20% teaching. The teaching experience will entail designing an online development/human embryology course for both master’s and Ph.D. candidates, and a journal club on related material for only the Ph.D. students. Mentorship in curriculum design and instruction will be provided by Dr. Darren Hoffmann, a recipient of numerous teaching awards.

Research will be performed in the Tootle lab, which focuses on prostaglandin regulation of actin – both within the cytoskeleton and in the nucleus. The primary model used is Drosophila oogenesis. The enzymes that make prostaglandins are the targets of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin and ibuprofen. Prostaglandins are lipid signals that play critical roles in human health and disease, including pain/inflammation, reproduction, heart health and disease, and cancer. Importantly, actin is also implicated in these processes. Therefore, the mechanisms by which prostaglandins regulate actin – both in the cytoplasm and in the nucleus – are likely conserved from flies to humans.

For more information on the Tootle lab, please see: The Tootle Lab is located within the Anatomy and Cell Biology Department (

The University of Iowa is located in Iowa City – a fun, college town that was ranked no. 3 for best places to live in America by Outside Magazine (2015). For more information on Iowa City, see

Education Requirement:

PhD in biological sciences

Required Qualifications:

Less than 3 years postdoctoral experience. Technical experience in one or more of the following areas preferred: molecular biology, basic protein biochemistry, genetics, and microscopy.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required.

Online Application Required Documents

 Curriculum Vita
Name and Contact Information of References
Letters of Interest
Graduate transcript (unofficial is acceptable)
 Number of References:  3

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Contact Information

Contact:Mary M Beckler -
Cmed-Anatomy & Cell Biology
1-100A BSB
Phone: 319-335-7755

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